Great Speeches on the Internet
I love listening to great speeches. (And I’m pained somewhat awful by bad speeches.) If you’d like to see and hear or sometimes only hear great speakers in action, check out these sites:
This is my favorite site. You can get lost in it for hours. It has a bank of the “Top Ten Speeches,” “Movie Speeches,” and “Speeches of the Week.”
The History Channel
The history channel provides clips of historical speeches. The site is somewhat cluttered and you have to put up with annoying advertisements, but it’s still worth checking out.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
You can find 20 “sample speeches” here, including Stokley Carmichael’s “We Ain’t Going” and Ronald Reagan’s “Barry Goldwater.”
The History Place
Here are speeches (transcripts and audio, when available) from the last several centuries, including ones by Susan B. Anthony, George Marshall, and Elie Weisel.
Miller Center of Public Affairs
If you’re looking for presidential speeches (all the inaugral addresses and many of their most important speeches), this is the place to go.
Do you know of any other resources? I’d love to add them to my list.